James Comey is running for president

Fresh from his spanking by the Justice department's Inspector General, with its report last week, James Comey has a bright new idea to take the sting off: Running for president of the United States in 2020.

No, really.

This Mediaite story says he had this sudden, irrepressible, uncontrollable, urge to go to ... Iowa, supposedly to look at the cornfields. Hey, don't we all? Comey tweeted his findings here:

 

 

 

On first gander, one has to ask: Is he serious? Could he not be just trolling President Trump? Maybe even mirroring Trump, who supposedly decided to run for president after President Obama skewered him at this stupid press club dinner, much to the laughter of its mainstream media attendees? Comey was criticized harshly in the IG report, for insubordination, breaking precedent, and raising questions under his leadership about the impartiality and professionalism of his organization. He brought discredit on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, turning it into a political arm of the Democratic Party, in a way quite unlike any past director, right or left.

Now he wants to run for president? He must be joking.

For starters, he's incredibly unpopular with both the right and left, as this poll and likely others, shows.

The left blames him for Hillary Clinton's loss of the 2016 election. How did that happen? It came when he backfootedly reacted to the New York Police Department's discovery of Anthony Weiner computer, which not only contained the perversion they were looking for, but Hillary Clinton's classified emails (by some accounts it was labeled "life insurance") following the FBI's closure of its Clinton email case, which Comey declared "extremely careless," but claimed no prosecutor would take. The re-opening was to avoid embarassment. For that, the left blames Comey for the voters' choice to elect Donald Trump. (Rather than her failure to go to Wisconsin).

Meanwhile, the right has more than adequate reason to loathe Comey, too. He was the man who politicized the bureau in a leftist direction, including the promotion of Trump-haters such as Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and all the other unnamed anti-Trump cavalcade, who got their text-messaging exposed in the IG report. That was some shop he was running, so now conservatives are supposed to elect him president?

He's had a book tour, too, which by some counts was successful and some accounts was not successful, so maybe that's it - he thinks he's successful, he likes the ego boost, and concludes the American people must be itching to elect him.

He's always been a little off - as this posted picture, commented upon by a disgusted Twitter shows:

But now he's in Iowa, obviously laying the groundwork for a presidential run. If so, he's a boob. There is still considerable steam and power left in the forces that elected President Trump, and this month's primaries showed it. If he thinks running for president is a good idea, then he's even more out of touch with reality than anyone suspected.

Fresh from his spanking by the Justice department's Inspector General, with its report last week, James Comey has a bright new idea to take the sting off: Running for president of the United States in 2020.

No, really.

This Mediaite story says he had this sudden, irrepressible, uncontrollable, urge to go to ... Iowa, supposedly to look at the cornfields. Hey, don't we all? Comey tweeted his findings here:

 

 

 

On first gander, one has to ask: Is he serious? Could he not be just trolling President Trump? Maybe even mirroring Trump, who supposedly decided to run for president after President Obama skewered him at this stupid press club dinner, much to the laughter of its mainstream media attendees? Comey was criticized harshly in the IG report, for insubordination, breaking precedent, and raising questions under his leadership about the impartiality and professionalism of his organization. He brought discredit on the Federal Bureau of Investigation, turning it into a political arm of the Democratic Party, in a way quite unlike any past director, right or left.

Now he wants to run for president? He must be joking.

For starters, he's incredibly unpopular with both the right and left, as this poll and likely others, shows.

The left blames him for Hillary Clinton's loss of the 2016 election. How did that happen? It came when he backfootedly reacted to the New York Police Department's discovery of Anthony Weiner computer, which not only contained the perversion they were looking for, but Hillary Clinton's classified emails (by some accounts it was labeled "life insurance") following the FBI's closure of its Clinton email case, which Comey declared "extremely careless," but claimed no prosecutor would take. The re-opening was to avoid embarassment. For that, the left blames Comey for the voters' choice to elect Donald Trump. (Rather than her failure to go to Wisconsin).

Meanwhile, the right has more than adequate reason to loathe Comey, too. He was the man who politicized the bureau in a leftist direction, including the promotion of Trump-haters such as Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and all the other unnamed anti-Trump cavalcade, who got their text-messaging exposed in the IG report. That was some shop he was running, so now conservatives are supposed to elect him president?

He's had a book tour, too, which by some counts was successful and some accounts was not successful, so maybe that's it - he thinks he's successful, he likes the ego boost, and concludes the American people must be itching to elect him.

He's always been a little off - as this posted picture, commented upon by a disgusted Twitter shows:

But now he's in Iowa, obviously laying the groundwork for a presidential run. If so, he's a boob. There is still considerable steam and power left in the forces that elected President Trump, and this month's primaries showed it. If he thinks running for president is a good idea, then he's even more out of touch with reality than anyone suspected.